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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 6 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 223325
OS Grid Reference: TF9817939942
OS Grid Coordinates: 598179, 339942
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9203, 0.9464
There is also a scheduled monument, Binham Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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BINHAM WARHAM ROAD
TF 9839 (north side)
20/22 Church of St Mary
Parish Church of St Mary. C12 Romanesque church with facade in two distinct
C13 styles of plate and bar tracery. Flint with stone dressing, lead roof.
Seven bays of nave of church of Benedictine Priory founded 1091 as a dependency
of St Albans, retained in use as parish church with 2 further nave bays, crossing
and East end now ruined. West front side to be of before 1244. Ground floor and
aisles with plate tracery, but nave window an example of bar tracery style of
Westminster Abbey. Tripartite nave and aisles facade, demolished behind the latter.
Large central four light window now bricked in, with bar tracery octofoil and
sexfoils. C16 bellcote. Nave of seven bays with the distinct Romanesque,
Transitional and EE phases traceable in internal elevations at arcade, gallery and
clerestory levels. Present east wall is built up on the monastic puplitum
dividing the two parts of the church. Simple hammerbeam arch-braced roof. C15
seven Sacrament font on stepped base. Dado only of C15 screen, figures of saints
visible through later stencilling. 2 stalls with misericorde, Open work tracery
backs to poppyhead benches. Arched, coved sedilia.
Listing NGR: TF9817939942
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Source: English Heritage
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